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Characteristics, advantages and disadvantages of ABS materials

October 5, 2023

ABS has excellent impact resistance, heat resistance, low temperature resistance, chemical resistance and electrical properties. It also has the characteristics of easy processing, stable product size and good surface gloss. It is easy to paint and color, and can also be surface sprayed. Secondary processing such as metal, electroplating, welding, hot pressing and bonding.


Mechanical properties: ABS has excellent mechanical properties, its impact strength is excellent, and can be used at very low temperatures; ABS has excellent wear resistance, good dimensional stability, and oil resistance, and can be used under medium loads and speeds. bearings. The creep resistance of ABS is greater than that of PSF and PC, but smaller than that of PA and POM. The flexural strength and compressive strength of ABS are among the worst among plastics. The mechanical properties of ABS are greatly affected by temperature.


Thermal properties: The heat distortion temperature of ABS is 93~118℃, and the product can be increased by about 10℃ after annealing treatment. ABS can still show a certain degree of toughness at -40°C and can be used in the temperature range of -40~100°C.


Electrical properties: ABS has good electrical insulation and is almost unaffected by temperature, humidity and frequency, and can be used in most environments.


Environmental performance: ABS is not affected by water, inorganic salts, alkali and various acids, but it is soluble in ketones, aldehydes and chlorinated hydrocarbons. It will cause stress cracking when corroded by glacial acetic acid, vegetable oil, etc. ABS has poor weather resistance and is prone to degradation under the influence of ultraviolet light. After half a year outdoors, the impact strength drops by half.